Kathleen is an innovative thinker who has the ability to get things done and inspire others to follow her lead.
—Carl A. Leonard, Master’s in Law Firm Management Program Director, The George Washington University

As Chief Human Resources Officer, Kathleen Pearson is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall strategic direction of the firm.

Kathleen provides strategic leadership specifically in the areas of employee relations, talent management, benefit administration, change management, organizational and performance management, training and development, and compensation. In addition to overseeing all HR-related functions for the firm, she is a member of Pillsbury’s executive committee, the firm’s leadership body that establishes business and operational priorities, shapes firm direction and sets policies in conjunction with the management Board. Kathleen holds an Master’s degree in Law Firm Management and Strategy.

Professional Highlights

Recipient, 2012 Award of Distinction from NALP, the Association for Legal Career Professionals, for her groundbreaking work in legal recruitment.

A Six Sigma Green Belt, she is helping Pillsbury achieve better efficiencies in firm operations

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  • Senior Professional of Human Resources Certification (SPHR)


  • Society for Human Resources
  • Association of Legal Administrators


  • M.P.S., Law Firm Management, The George Washington University, 2012

    Graduate Certificate in Law Firm Management, The George Washington University, 2010

    B.M., The University of Southern Mississippi, 1995